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Bernard Hughes

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Bernard Hughes is a composer and writer, based in London.

Articles By Bernard Hughes

Gerstein, LPO, Adès, RFH review - engaging new piano concerto

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Glennie, Lubbe, Ticciati, O/Modernt, Kings Place review - a Pergolesi-based dud

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Dickson, Brautigam, Aurora Orchestra, Collon, Kings Place review - disappointing Mozart concerto

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Tetzlaff, Philharmonia, Salonen, RFH review - glories of the Weimar era

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Prom 66: In the Name of the Earth review - John Luther Adams's ambitious choral spectacular

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Prom 47: Schönheit, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Nelsons review - Bruckner doesn’t quite take flight

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Prom 46: Kanneh-Mason, CBSO, Gražinytė-Tyla review - brilliant programme, brilliant playing

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Prom 28: BBCNOW, Otaka review - fantastical choral expedition

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Prom 23: Floristán, BBC Philharmonic, Gernon review - concerto lacks heft

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Prom 8, Faust, BBCSO, Eötvös review - terrific orchestral showcase

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Londinium, Griffiths, St John’s Waterloo review - a choral Grand Tour

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London Mozart Players, Davan Wetton, St Giles Cripplegate - rousing Shakespearean revel

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The Diary of One who Disappeared, ROH review – song cycle-as-opera is a mish-mash

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Kuusisto, Philharmonia, Rouvali, RFH review - new principal conductor steps up

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Hardenberger, Pöntinen, Wigmore Hall review - superstar trumpeter shows his class

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Voces8, Cadogan Hall review – masterful madrigal singing and more

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Pavlů, Prague SO, Inkinen, Cadogan Hall review - exhilaratin...

The Prague Symphony Orchestra are in town, their Cadogan Hall...

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Book extract: Second-Hand Time by Svetlana Alexievich

Between 1991 and 2012, Belorussian journalist and oral historian Svetlana Alexievich travelled the countries that constituted the former USSR...

CD: DJ Shadow - Our Pathetic Age

DJ Shadow, made famous in 1996 With Endtroducing…, an album made entirely of samples, and the originator of a sound that was...